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Manufacturing Operator

Date: Sep 21, 2022

Location: Springfield, MO, MO, US, 65803

Company: Glanbia

Manufacturing Operator I

Job Description Revised February 2020

Supervisor’s Title:             Manufacturing Supervisor

Department:                        Manufacturing

Location:                             Springfield, MO

Exempt Status:                   Non-Exempt

Position Backed Up By:   Manufacturing Supervisor



At Glanbia Nutritionals Inc., our portfolio centers on dairy and non-dairy nutritional ingredients. We co-innovate and deliver ingredient solutions and precision premixes for use in the mainstream food and beverage, infant and clinical, and functional nutrition markets. We are the number one provider of whey-based nutritional ingredients globally and the number one producer of American-style cheddar cheese. Our protein systems have transformed the bar and beverage categories — bringing increased levels of protein, cleaner labels and greater product functionality to market. We have a direct presence in 21 countries, with manufacturing facilities in the US, Germany and China, and international sales and technical offices around the world.


Job Summary

Responsible for a team assigned to the cell for the preparation, production and/or packaging of blend material.  In addition to the base responsibilities of a Manufacturing Operator I, employee must specialize in one or more of four specialty roles: 1) Blend Specialist, 2) Packaging Specialist, 3) Weight Room Specialist, and/or 4) Sanitation Specialist.

Essential Functions

  • Effectively read, understand and extract vital information from detailed batch records in written and electronic forms.  Utilize this information to execute proper work instructions using the DQS system.
  • Screen, blend and package a variety of amino acids, vitamins and minerals, including those which are allergenic.
  • Responsible for operating and monitoring all processing equipment in a safe and efficient manner.
  • Operation of equipment to include; prep, clean, operate, as well as performing minor repairs.
  • Ensures proper cleaning, blending, packaging and material inspection per Standard Operating Procedures.
  • Report any equipment issues or damage to you immediate supervisor.
  • Perform retention sampling on products in sterile conditions.
  • Regular attendance is an essential function of this position.
  • Each employee shall comply with occupational safety and health standards and all rules, regulations, and orders issued pursuant to the Occupational Safety and Health  Act which are applicable to his/her own actions and conduct.
  • Complies with all applicable food safety regulations and mandates (Safe Quality Foods, Food and Drug Admin, Pasteurized Milk Ordinance)




Additional Functions

  • Perform other duties as assigned.


  • Must specialize in one or more of four specialty roles: 1) Blend Specialist, 2) Packaging Specialist, 3) Weight Room Specialist, and/or 4) Sanitation Specialist.


  • Blend Specialist
    • Operation of equipment (blenders, screeners, mills, forklifts, magnets, packaging equipment, metal detectors, etc…) to include;  prep, clean, operate, as well as performing minor repairs such as replacing seals and assemble/disassemble of chopper blades.
    • Working knowledge of 4 or more blenders
  • Weight Room Specialist
    • Responsible for the preparation of blends and procedures to be followed to produce final blend product.
    • Responsible for coordinating down pack of distribution orders on a daily basis
    • Receiving and packaging R&D lab sample requests
  • Packaging Specialist
    • Independent operation of automated and semi-automated packaging lines


  • Sanitation Specialist




  • High School Diploma or GED preferred.
  • Fork lift training and certification.
  • Previous Manufacturing experience working as a Machine Technician at least of one year.
  • Successful completion of the Manufacturing Operator I Assessment
  • Ability to work with amino acids, vitamins and fine chemicals in powder and liquid form as well as allergen products.
  • Ability to follow direction and work with Standard Operating Procedures.
  • Must be able to work flexible hours to include overtime and weekends on short notice
  • Possess the ability to read and understand the information on the (DQS) computer system.
  • Working knowledge of all aspects of production including documentation, weigh room and DQS system.
  • Clear command of the English language both verbal and in writing
  • Basic computer skills to include MS Excel, Word DQS and SAP



Typical Physical Activity

Physical Demands

The physical demands described represent those that must be met by an employee and the work environment characteristics are those an employee encounters while performing the essential functions of this job.  Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions.

  • Regularly involves standing, talking or listening, and the use of hands and fingers.
  • Regularly involves going up and down stairs.
  • Frequently involves reaching with hands and arms, standing and walking.
  • Frequently involves crouching, stooping, kneeling and/or climbing or balancing.

Physical Requirements


  • Must be able to lift and carry items weighing up to 50 lbs.
  • Must be able to pass respiratory exam and fit test.
  • Ability to work while wearing Personal Protective Equipment including respirator (which requires minimal to no facial hair).
  • Manual dexterity sufficient to reach/handle items, works with the fingers, and perceives attributes of objects and materials.
  • Involves strenuous physical activity primarily labor intensive in nature.
  • Should be able to identify and distinguish colors, see clearly at 20 inches or closer and 20 feet or more, observe an area that can be seen up and down or to the left and right while eyes are fixed on a given point, judge distances and spatial relationships, and adjust the eye to bring an object into sharp focus.

Typical Environmental Conditions

  • May be exposed to moderate to high noise levels (i.e. production equipment, forklifts, heavy traffic).
  • May be exposed to humidity, intense heat and cold, outdoor weather conditions, and fumes and toxic chemicals.
  • May work in areas with mechanical moving parts, above ground with risk of fall, or areas with risk of electrical shock.
  • May be exposed to ingredients that may cause allergic reactions and may be exposed to various allergen ingredients

Travel Requirements

  • N/A


Nearest Major Market: Springfield